About Us

Dr. Anthony J. Mattioli, D.D.S.

drmattioliDr. Tony Mattioli began practice in 1999. He attended the University of Nevada Reno for his undergraduate studies and received his dental degree from the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA.

Born and raised in Reno, Dr. Mattioli is fortunate to make his home in the beautiful Sierras with his wife, son and daughter where he enjoys skiing, bicycling, playing soccer and time with family. Dr. Mattioli stays active in the community and supports the Northern Nevada Dental Health Program, Adopt-a-Vet and promoting healthy smiles in education. He loves this place, the people and his profession.


Dr. Bruce Pendleton, D.D.S.

700_Dr._Bruce_PendletonDr. Bruce Pendleton also received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, graduating in Pre-Dental.  He received his D.D.S. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Continuing education is very important to Dr. Pendleton, who has been practicing dentistry for over 44 years.  He is a member and past delegate and president of the Nevada Dental Society, in which he still remains very active.  The Academy of General Dentistry name Dr. Pendleton as one of their Fellows.  Dr. Pendleton is also a member of the American Dental Association and is a Rotarian.

Dr. Pendleton is very active in his community.  He is also very involved with helping out the local university and its students.


Patty Kellers, Dental Assistant

825_Patty_Kellers_2013Patty was born in Buffalo, NY moved to Southern California, then moved to Reno, NV in 1973. She graduated from Lawton School for Medical and Dental Assistants. Patty has been married for 36 years, has two sons, one grandson and one granddaughter. Some hobbies of Patty’s are going to the gym, flower and vegetable gardening, painting pictures with oils and water colors and she likes to be out in the sun shine.

“In 1975 I was employed here at Pendleton Mattioli Family Dentistry. This is not a type error. They really are like family to me. Everyone here is very caring, we really care about our patients and what’s best for them. I can go home after work and feel good about what we did for each patient that day.”

Patty became interested in Dentistry because dental health care is an important aspect of every individual’s life, “Not only for health reasons, but also because a person’s smile is one of the first things people notice. I love to help patients have a healthy and beautiful smile.” Our goals here at Pendleton Mattioli Family Dentistry are to make you have a comfortable and pleasant experience and to achieve the best dentistry with all the new technology that we have available to us. “Home you choose to become patients here at the office of Pendleton Mattioli Family Dentistry!”


Samantha Cornell, Chairside Assistant

Samantha_CornellSamantha graduated from Truckee Meadows Community College Dental Assisting program in June of 2001. She completed her externship with Dr. Bruce Pendleton and Dr. Anthony Mattioli Family Dentistry. Samantha has worked at Pendleton/Mattioli Family Dentistry for 13 years. “I look forward to meeting new patients and caring for your dental needs.”


Tuko Mckernan

I am proud to have had the chance to grow up in Reno & the opportunity to attend Bishop Manogue High School & UNR. In 1978 I was accepted to Clark County Community College (Dental Hygiene Program). I graduated in 1980 with the award as Top Clinician. I then joined he team of Pendleton/Mattioli Family Dentistry, practicing for the past 33 years with Bruce and Tony. I truly consider them family. In October of 2004, I was appointed to the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners and served for 9 years. I also have had the good fortune of being asked to become a member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX). I have served on the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and finally I am serving on a steering committee for the Northeast Regional Board (NERB).
I have been married to my beautiful wife, Janet, for almost 36 years. We have two lovely daughters and 5 wonderful grandchildren who we love & enjoy immensely.
My hobbies include; water & snow skiing, scuba diving, golf, traveling to exotic places, along with constructing a variety of construction projects.